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Associate Director, Medical Project Management

London, United Kingdom | Gilead Sciences

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Biotech/R&D/Science
    Project Management
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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The Position


We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director, Medical Project Management to join the liver therapy area medical team in the UK and Ireland affiliate in London. TheAssoc Director will report to the Liver Medical Director and will be responsible for tactical delivery and project management of the UK & Ireland medical activities for projects related to hepatitis C, hepatitis B and the launch of our non-alcoholic steatohepatitis portfolio.


Essential Duties and Job Functions


Works in partnership with the Medical Director to coordinate and ensure consistency and efficiency in all relevant departmental operations and processes.


Responsibilities include:


Being an expert in the therapy area and fully conversant with the therapy area and data relating to Gilead medicines and competitors’ products

Local strategic planning (UKI Medical Affairs Plan for each financial year)

Management of medical budget in line with the medical plan

Annual conference planning including logistics

Therapy area expert engagement in liaison with Medical Scientists

Engagement with Patient Advisory Groups, Professional societies and other organisations where relevant

Managing the support for Medical Affairs programmes, including but not limited to:

Medical Affairs Advisory Boards

National, regional and local non-promotional meetings / medical education programmes

Post-Conference debrief materials for both internal and external use

Pre- and post-conference presentations

Early access programmes / compassionate use where such exist

Supporting the creation of non-promotional materials for both internal and external use e.g. scientific data presentation for medical scientists, patient support materials

Utilising a high level of business acumen, analyses and coordinates activities from identified industry trends, competitors’ resources and practices.

Establishes working relationships with key opinion leaders locally and nationally 

Acts as a key medical resource for the company with local management, marketing, medical, and clinical research departments 

Is a key company representative to groups of experts, medical professional groups, societies, regulatory groups and represents the company at international scientific meetings. 

Engages with clinical trial sites as required to support their participation in studies

Is responsible for supporting review and approval of Investigator Sponsored Research proposals

Analyses complex trial data and provides interpretation to marketing and sales departments. Manages and controls activities with external suppliers and trains sales force at the national, regional, or territory level. 

Answers and coordinates complex responses to clinical inquiries or disclosures to customers. 

Manages the surveillance and/or complaints about competitor inquiries regarding promotional activities. 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:


Must have a valid Medical Degree or be a registered pharmacist

Must be an ABPI code signatory expert in reviewing and certifying promotional and non-promotional documents

Clinical and/or pharmaceutical experience in Hepatology/Gastroenterology or the management of metabolic diseases is desirable

Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal relationship-building and negotiation communication skills are required, along with the ability to provide clear and concise complex analysis of quantitative and qualitative concepts

Must be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and independence

Must be able to analyse complex data and put together effective concise reports while meeting all deadlines

Excellent analytical skills, demonstrated by the ability to identify and understand complex issues and problems, and interpret information in a manner that provides appropriate recommendations to senior management, marketing and sales

Must be team oriented and work in several teams that may overlap, such as global medical team, cross-functional brand team, regional account teams

A proven ability to utilise complex scientific resources for presentations in a variety of different settings is required

Must be fully cognisant of all relevant complex scientific data and regulatory requirements for field-based personnel

Experience in delivering high-level presentations to KOLs is required


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